Marlborough, South Island

Locations Wine

NZ 6 Sauvignon Blanc

This Dave Phinney creation from New Zealand shows a light gold color
in the glass and a grassy nose with peach aromas, but not full-blown Kiwi herbal. The palate also offers peaches, apples and herbs. The nice acidity doesn't exactly zip, but gets the job done. There's an herbal finish. The wine should go great with salmon and salads.
— 7 days ago

P, Vanessa and 4 others liked this

Loveblock

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The 2018 Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc comes from the hilltops above Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. It shows 12.5% abv and sells for $22. Erica Crawford says, “New Zealand’s signature varietal tends to be bold and big,” thanks in no small part to her husband. This wine, she says, “focuses on texture rather than enhanced aromatics.” It went through 25% malolactic fermentation in order to soften the wine. Sure enough, it’s tamer and fruitier on the nose than their previous efforts. The minerals are still there, but the sometimes overwhelming greenness is replaced by a great fruit flavor. The 2017 vintage is a little grassier on the nose and palate, but still mild in comparison to the earlier profile. — 20 days ago

Daniel P., David and 3 others liked this

Villa Maria

Early Release Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc

Clear medium lemon.
Pronounced intensity youthful aromas of fresh lime, grapefruit, passion fruit, cut hay, grass, pear, jasmine.
Modern dry palate with high racy acidity, med alcohol, light bodied, pronounced intensity.
Long tropical kick fruit finish.
Outstanding wine, great character, super-fruit forward, drink now, not suitable for aging.
— 8 days ago

Villa Maria

Taylors Pass Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The pale, golden-green wine is quite aromatic, grassy with loads of grapefruit and lemon. The palate shows lots of grapefruit and other citrus, along with a racy acidity. It finishes clean and bright. — 21 hours ago

jesus, Serge and 4 others liked this

Greywacke

Wild Sauvignon Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Need more of this ASAP. I can definitively say this is my favorite Sauvignon Blanc. I’ve never been a huge fan of the variety but this is a game changer. — 3 days ago

Severn, P and 21 others liked this

Cloudy Bay

Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Ron R
9.3

We loved this. Exotic nose of pineapple, guava and kiwi fruit. Lovely presentation on the palate. Consistent with the nose, the palate comes across as dry and tense. Bright acidity, citrus notes of meyer lemons, with an extended, saline finish. We are grateful that we have more of this.
Our tiler is great. Finished the powder room today... grouting will finish the job tomorrow.
— 20 days ago

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Villa Maria

Private Bin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

This wine has a light ruby color to highlight its elegant look. The nose pops of light violets and roses with strawberry and cranberry aromas playing through. In the mouth, this Pinot is as elegant as it looks. Flavors of cherry and a faint tea note are playful in this easy drinker. Semi firm tannins back up all those attributes and get to work on meat dishes from foul to feast.
— 12 days ago

David, Keith and 3 others liked this

Loveblock

Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018

The 2018 Loveblock Pinot Gris is a Marlborough wine, with the grapes sourced entirely from the organic Woolshed estate vineyard. It’s dry and aromatic and completely a wine with which to fall in love. Alcohol hits 13% abv and the retail price hits $23. The mineral-driven nose suggests a wet driveway, apples and limes, with slightly savory edge. There are great minerals on the palate, too, and an easy acidity leading to a great savory finish — 20 days ago

Daniel P., Shay and 4 others liked this

Giesen

The Brothers Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

The nose on opening Strawberry Candy Floss. Beautiful crimson and clarity in glass. The Red berry is not sweet as nose would lead you to believe. Front flav Straw-Cranberry fading to Bing cherry and harmonious mouth acidity of cedar and pipe smoke. Not overly lengthy but satisfying throughout. — 3 days ago

Sea Pearl

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Fantastic Sav Blanc. Nose is full of bright grapefruit. Mouthfeel is very light and crisp. Easy drinking with sharp refreshing acidity. Palette is dominated by grapefruit, but not overpowering. Really enjoy this one — 3 days ago